Intellectual Property

Intellectual Property describes a variety of property created by musicians, authors, artists and inventors. Most people are not even aware that they own intellectual property. It is extremely important that owners of intellectual property protect their titles so that they may be able to assert their rights to prevent third parties from misusing their intellectual property.

The type of protection you need depends on what you have created. You can use more than one type of protection of the same product. Intellectual Property may be protected in the following forms:

  • Patent may be granted to anyone who invents or discovers any new and useful process, machine, article of manufacture, or any new and useful improvement thereof.
  • Industrial Design protects the physical shape of something original that you design.
  • Trademark protects words, names, symbols, sounds or colours that distinguish goods and services from those manufactured and sold by others and to indicate the source of the goods. Registering a trademark allows you to stop other people from using it without your permission.
  • Copyright protects original works of authorship including literary, dramatic, musical, artistic and certain other works, both published and unpublished. You automatically get copyright protection when you create something original. No registration is needed.

Few reasons why it is prudent to safeguard intangible assets :

  • To prevent third parties from copying your property and using them for the benefit of others.
  •  Inappropriate use of your property by third parties may affect your reputation.
  •  Allowing others to use your work through complacency and/or negligence will directly impact your earnings.
  •  If your Intellectual Property is unique, it will be worth more on its sale.

We work with individuals, businesses and organizations that are serious about protecting their intellectual property rights and want to avoid the high costs and devastating effects of being sued for infringement.

Regardless of where in the world you are located, we can manage your clients’ trademarks, designs and domain names portfolio on your behalf; help conduct your trademark search; prepare your trademark application; guide you through the trademark registration process; advise you in trademark opposition and trademark cancellation proceedings; and provide you with experienced counsel in a wide variety of other intellectual property matters.

Barristers

Our Barristers build on their local and international experience to combine an excellent technical knowledge of local laws with a global approach to solving complex issues of law

Read more...

Copyright © 2017 - Madun Gujadhur Chambers